The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Participate in a Los Angeles Region Workshop or webinar! Check out the schedule here.


SCORE is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentoring. To meet with a volunteer at the Azusa City House, schedule your appointment at (626)593-1120.


The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by University of La Verne is part of the Los Angeles Regional SBDC network and assists area business owners increase their sales, obtain loans, streamline operations, utilize new technologies and position themselves for long-term growth.

The SBDC offers a team of business advisors who provide free business consulting and low-cost training in business operations and management, marketing, financing, business planning and more. Contact the SBDC hosted by the University of La Verne at (909)448-1567 for more information.

To view upcoming events and workshops click here.

Monday, May 1st

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
West Covina City Hall
1444 W. Garvey Avenue So.

Wednesday, May 3rd
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Azusa Woman’s Club
1003 N. Azusa Avenue

 Wednesday, May 10th
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Azusa Light & Water
729 N. Azusa Avenue
Small Business Loans
Small Business Week 2017
Social Media Marketing Workshop

Workshop #1
Start Your Business/
Forms of Business
University of La Verne SBDC Center Director, Sean Snider, will be giving a presentation on Small Business Loans. In this training he will discuss SBA loan programs, qualifications and requirements, SBA loan application process, and do’s and don’ts when financing your business.
To commemorate National Small Business Week, the City is partnering with University of La Verne Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Azusa Chamber of Commerce to present social media marketing for your business.

The workshop will include:
• Social Media Marketing for Businesses;
• SEO for Mobile Marketing Success; and
• Promoting business online presence.

The following organizations will be available to provide information and resources:
• Small Business Administration Los Angeles District Office
• University of La Verne Small Business Development Center
• Los Angeles County Consumer of Business Affairs
• Los Angeles County Workforce Development
• Board of Equalization
• Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development- GOBIZ

The City of Azusa is offering a free Business Success Series to aspiring and small business owners. Learn how to get your business off the ground and the various forms of business available. The seminar will be led by Sean Snider, University of La Verne Small Business Development Center and Lucius C. Davis III, Franchise Tax Board.


Visit the U.S.Small Business Administration Learning Center to participate in self-paced online training courses, quick videos, web chats and more to help you learn about the many aspects of business ownership.